CONFESSION OF FAITH

I) We believe in, venerate and worship one God, Maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible, Who in three persons is acknowledged; Father and Son and Holy Spirit, the Trinity, one in essence and undivided, equal in honour, equal in kingship, equal in throne, equal in power, beginning-less, eternal, boundless, incomprehensible, indescribable, unfathomable.

 

II) We confess and profess the unutterable and inexpressible incarnation of God the Word from the ever Virgin Theotokos (Birth-giver of God) Maria, the crucifixion, the burial and His resurrection to the abolishment of sin and death, for our salvation and our reconciliation with God, His ascension into the heavens, and His Second coming, in order to judge the living and the dead.

 

III) We accept with our whole soul and heart, the Holy Symbol of our Faith, to be compiled through the Holy Spirit by the First and Second Holy Ecumenical Synods, which consists of twelve articles, and I believe those as they are interpreted by the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic, Eastern Orthodox Church of Christ, in all their details.

 

IV) We confess and accept the Seven Holy Sacraments of our Church, namely; Baptism, Chrismation, Divine Eucharist, Repentance, Priesthood, Matrimony and Unction, and those I honour and respect as indispensable for the salvation of our soul, and for transmitting to us the faith, grace and sanctification of the Holy Spirit.

 

V) We accept and honour the Holy Canons of the Holy Apostles, of the Seven Ecumenical Councils, those of the approved Regional Councils, also the Canons from the Holy Fathers which are listed in the Holy Rudder of the Church, as well as the convening of the Great Councils of Constantinople by Jeremiah II in 1583, 1587 and 1593, which anathematised the new calendar and all other innovations, just as in the year 1848, the convening of the Great Pan-Orthodox Council of the Eastern Patriarchs, which again condemned and anathematised every modernisation and innovation; as transcripts of Satan.

 

VI) We proclaim the 1920 encyclical of Patriarch Meletios Metaxakis, which was addressed to the "Churches of Christ everywhere", to be heretical and therefore we reject it. Furthermore, we believe that in 1924, a schism in the Orthodox world was made due to the introduction of the already Anathematised by the Church, Gregorian Calendar, into various local Churches, all of which we proclaim to be graceless and out of Christ’s Catholic Church.

 

VII) We proclaim that we will have no ecclesiastical communion with those who are outside of Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church whether in prayer or otherwise, not with them, or all those who are in communion with them, just as the Apostolic Canons prescribe.

 

VIII) We confess that the local Church of Greece remained complete and perfect, full of grace and continued Her Apostolic Succession unbroken, even between the years 1924-1935, when She was temporarily without bishops.

 

IX) We confess and affirm that the episcopal consecrations which took place in 1935 and 1948 by the true confessing bishops of the Genuine Orthodox Church of Greece were indeed filled with the Grace of God and that true Apostolic Succession was transmitted through them on the recipients thereof.

 

X) We confess and affirm that the Holy Synod of the Genuine Orthodox Church of Greece, never sought recognition, validation or correction by ROCOR or by any other synod, regarding the validity of the blessed 1948 Episcopal Consecrations carried out by Bishop Matthew Karpathakis, of Bresthena (St. Matthew the New-Confessor) or regarding, continuity of Her Apostolic Succession. 

 

XI) We reject and condemn the organization of the World Council of Churches (WCC), which promotes and practices the Pan-heresy of Ecumenism and we proclaim that we are not affiliated with it in any way. We reject and condemn Ecumenism, in all its forms, both mainstream and that which subtly exists within the old calendar or traditionalist "Orthodox" groups, which promotes the idea that it is possible for the Grace of the All-Holy Spirit to Sanctify Mysteries outside Christ’s One True Church, and therefore contradict the oneness and unity of Christ's Body; namely His Church.

 

XII) We accept and keep firm every dogma of the Eastern Orthodox Church, those with regards to the worship of the persons of the Supersubstantial Godhead, and generally all the Holy Traditions of the Orthodox Church, written and unwritten, Apostolic and of the Fathers, in agreement with the Great Holy Father Basil who said: “For if we should undertake to discard the unwritten traditions of customs, on the score that they have no great force, we should unwittingly damage the Gospel in vital parts.”

 

XIII) Finally, all which the Eastern Orthodox Church of Christ, our Spiritual Mother; arbitrates, glorifies, keeps and preserves from the beginning until now, we accept, confess, keep and preserve; and neither one iota or tittle do we subtract, and all that She rejects and disdains, condemns and anathematises, we do likewise. 

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